Sumak saddlebag face

Circa 1850
Moghan-Savalan plain, Northwest Persia
56 cm x 48
1'10" x 1'6"

The weavings originating from the Moghan-Savalan plain, located in northeast Azarbayjan, regularly show specific features, notably a very fine weave with wool of an outstanding glossy quality, resulting in a smooth, even surface with little or no weft countering. The blue-green colour seen on the background of this fine bag face is another characteristic feature of the group, as is the infinite repeat pattern seen here of hooked rectangular devices, filled with pairs of ‘kidney’ elements that reappear on other sumak bags from the area.

Let's stay in touch.

Sign up for the newsletter to receive an update on the world of contemporary and antique rugs, textiles and design. Be the first to know about our sales and exhibition.